PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
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Marty is wearing a watch when he arrives at Doctor Brown's house at the opening of the film, yet he still doesn't know what time it is, depending instead on the clocks inside the house. Given his propensity for being late to school, perhaps we can deduce he doesn't make much use of his watch in the first place. During the beginning of the movie, Marty wiggles his watch, a sign that there is a problem with his watch (either it has a dead battery or broken).
The character Marty McFly is credited as a performer on the song "Johnny B. Goode". It is actually sung by Mark Campbell with a guitar solo by Tim May.
The latest DVD edition released February 19, 2009 does not feature the "to be continued" image at the end of the movie, just like upon the movie's first theatric release. The reason is that at the time the makers did not intend to make a sequel.
$11,332,134 (USA) (7 July 1985)
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